I can't uninstall WSS 3.0 (WinServ 2008 R2 64)
I can't uninstall WSS 3.0. The setup (SharePoint_WSS3.0_with_SP2_64.exe file version 12.0.6425.1000) shows a message: " Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 encountered an error during setup. Could not open key: UNKNOWN\Components\349F836C94363594CAC696A2C7905ED9\00002109510190400100000000F01FEC. Verify that you have sufficient access to that key, or contact your support personnel. " And when I close the dialog the setup crashes. I followed the uninstall instructions from http://www.howtonetworking.com/msapps/wss14.htm Right now under Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features I have Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 - version 12.0.6425.1000 (there is no SharePoint program in this list) If I right-click on "Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007" and try to uninstall or change, a dialog box says that "This product installation has been corrupted. [...]" My environment:SQL Server 2005Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bits I would like to completely uninstall WSS 3.0 and MOSS if there's any trace of them and re-install WSS 3.0.
February 11th, 2010 5:02pm
Hi, this might because you Unable to delete some files in the SharePoint install location if the files are somehow locked and you cannot get a handle. A very useful tool to overcome the issue is Process Explorerhttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx Open it, use the Find menu and check if the dll’s you are trying to delete are or not in use.If need be, kill the process locking them. Once you are done, reboot the server hope this helpBest Regards, Ammar MCT http://ahmed-ammar.blogspot.com Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
February 11th, 2010 6:56pm
I have found something. Run: secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose From elevated command prompt and this will suppose to fix the registry error. Then re-run the installation.. Moderator Note: Never propose your own posts as answers. The "Propose as Answer" function is for people to propose the good answers of other people. It is not for self-proposing.
March 15th, 2011 7:00pm
Hello, This is not the answer unfortunately. I have the same problem, and the issue is not related to any DLL at all. It gives error when it accessed the Registery key.
March 15th, 2011 9:04pm
I have found something. Run: secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose From elevated command prompt and this will suppose to fix the registry error. Then re-run the installation..
March 15th, 2011 9:13pm